unplanned

adjective
un·​planned | \ ˌən-ˈpland \

Definition of unplanned 

: not expected or intended : not planned an unplanned detour an unplanned pregnancy

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For me, unplanned moments like that are hard to come by. Jamie Friedlander, The Cut, "Mastering the Art of Caring Less," 3 July 2018 State-level experiments have also shown how powerful better access to birth control can be in reducing unplanned pregnancies and abortions. Sarah Kliff, Vox, "The American abortion rate is at an all-time low," 3 Dec. 2018 This tech is slowly but surely murdering the scourge of the unwanted, unplanned phone call. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Finally, the Robots Are Turning Phone Calls Into Text Chats," 3 Dec. 2018 Grieving, Chely entered a new relationship, but broke things off after an unplanned pregnancy. Liliana Frankel, Teen Vogue, "A Day in the Life of the Migrant Caravan," 16 Nov. 2018 That included adding a new feature to the app that is supposed to alert both passengers and drivers if a car makes an unplanned stop. Jim Mustian, The Seattle Times, "Uber driver charged with kidnapping New York woman," 17 Oct. 2018 Trump aides and outside advisers were generally exasperated by the tweet, describing it in interviews as unplanned. Elise Viebeck, The Seattle Times, "With ‘Horseface,’ Trump initiates another personal attack on a female adversary," 16 Oct. 2018 In an interview with Byrdie's The Thirty, Williams talked again about her fraught birth experience and unplanned C-section. Rosemary Donahue, Allure, "Serena Williams Opened Up About Body Image and Playing Wimbledon "With a Tummy"," 28 July 2018 And that’s when the pregnancy stick flagged the next unplanned chapter of their lives. Anndee Hochman, Philly.com, "The Parent Trip: Amalea Wolfe van Winden and Martijn van Winden of Germantown," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of unplanned

1775, in the meaning defined above

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